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Sports culture and governance key focus of International Governance Leadership Conference

Australia is a proud sporting nation that prides itself on its high performance on the world stage. Yet the efforts of our sporting heroes are continually undermined by poor governance practices at some of the nation’s peak sporting bodies, with their very legitimacy at stake.

Governance Institute of Australia’s International Governance Leadership Conference will examine these issues and more in a special session ‘Sport – How we play’ to be held on:

Date: Tuesday, 29 August 2023
Time: 2:30pm AEST
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Sydney and via virtual link.

In this session, we reflect on some of the deeply entrenched governance issues from the culture in sport, the march of executives, structural shortcomings and the ethical fault lines.

Has the takeover of sport by corporate structures and practice taken away the public spirit? How do we strengthen the purpose and mission of sport?

Panellists include:

  • Beau Busch, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Professional Footballers Australia
  • Diane Smith-Gander AO FGIA, Chair, Nominations Committee WADA
  • Jodie Purves, National Integrity and Complaints Manager, Diving Australia Limited

For more information on the International Governance Leadership Conference, download the full program from the Governance Institute’s website.

If you would like to register to attend the event either in person or virtually, please contact or call 0477 949 604.

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